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Posts tagged Statements
  • What We Believe

    Pubs

    April 19th, 2022

    Read the statement of principles from the Movement for Gender Asylum Justice.

  • Tahirih’s Press Statement on VAWA Reauthorization

    Pubs

    March 11th, 2022

    Last night, the Senate reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), a vote that was six years in the making. The Tahirih Justice Center applauds Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) for their legislative leadership in the fight to get VAWA over the finish line. The new authorization provides more than $500 million to increase resources for survivors of violence.

  • Maryland’s Senate Bill to End Child Marriage Will Not Protect Minors

    Pubs

    February 18th, 2022

    This year, yet again, Maryland senators have weakened a bill that seeks to end child marriage.

  • Tahirih Denounces New Opinion on Matter of A-R-C-G-

    Pubs

    October 28th, 2021

    Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a new opinion that will prevent many immigrant survivors of horrific abuse from receiving protection in the United States.

  • Tahirih Launches Helpline for Afghan Evacuees

    Pubs

    September 13th, 2021

    The Tahirih Justice Center launched its Afghan Asylum Project to support Afghan citizens who recently arrived in the United States. Beginning September 13, Afghan citizens seeking assistance can call a […]

  • NEW REPORT REVEALS NEED FOR NAMING ‘GENDER’ AS SIXTH GROUND FOR ASYLUM

    Pubs

    September 9th, 2021

    A new report by the Tahirih Justice Center highlights the urgent need for ‘gender’ to be recognized as the sixth protected ground for asylum. In this report, Tahirih asserts that current U.S. asylum laws, as applied, fail to adequately and consistently protect survivors fleeing gender-based violence, leaving them vulnerable to further abuse and trauma. The inclusion of gender as a sixth ground is one of several critical steps needed to transform our immigration system into one that fully understands and meets the needs of survivors.

  • Tahirih Celebrates Vacated Matter of A-B- Decision

    Pubs

    June 16th, 2021

    On June 16, 2021, the Department of Justice vacated Matter of A-B-, a decision that cruelly denied access to asylum for thousands of survivors of domestic violence and dramatically limited […]